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George Washington Bumpas

  • Birth 15 Mar 1833 Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 21 Apr 1897 Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 63175429

Son of Gabriel Bumpas and Charlotte Winstead-Bumpas. Married Martha Hatley. George and Martha had thirteen children:

Sarah Jane Bumpas (m. Hall)
Nancy L. Bumpas-Flinn
Charlotte H. Bumpas-Mallow
William H. Bumpas (m. Stubbs)
G.W. Bumpas (m. foster)
John Thomas Bumpas (m. Aldridge)
James G. Bumpas
Benjamin Franklin Bumpas (m. foster)
Mary Frances Bumpas-Wilson
Martha E. Bumpas-Dunn
Georgia Alice Bumpas-Martin
Ida May Bumpas-Foster
Baby Boy Bumpas

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Bumpass, George Washington
George Washington Bumpass was born March 15, 1833 in Panola, Mississippi. His father was Gabriel Bumpass, and his mother was Charlotte White. His first wife, Martha S. Hatley, and he had 11 children, and Martha was delivering her 12th, a son, on August 18, 1879 when she died in childbirth along with her son. George and all 11 children then moved to Lamar County, TX shortly after 1879. He soon met and married Katie (Kathy) Wood and had two more children, one being my grandfather, Clint Bumpass, in Direct, TX in 1890. George ran a saloon on the Red River, and sold liquor by the barrel. It is said he drowned in the Red River on April 21, 1897, and his body was never recovered.

Contributed by: McFarlin on March 30, 2003.


1850 Federal Census taken 10/5/1850, for Tallahatchie Co., MS:
Silas Sullivant, age 25, male, b. TN;
Calvin Sullivant, age 22, male, b. TN;
Mary S. Sullivant, age 18, female, b. TN; Elizabeth Sullivant, age 16, female, b. TN; Eliza A. Sullivant, age 15, female, b. TN; James Sullivant, age 12, male, b. MS; Ony Sullivant, age 9, male, b. MS; George Bumpass, age 18, male, b. MS.
(George's parents died a few years earlier)

1860 Federal Census taken 9/8/1860, for Independence Co., AR, Oil Trough Post Office:
George W. Bumpass, age 27, male, b. MS;
Martha Bumpass, age 24, female, b. GA;
Sarah J. Bumpass, age 6, female, b. AR;
Nancy L. Bumpass, age 5, female, b. AR;
Charlotte H. Bumpass, age 3, female, b. AR; William H. Bumpass, age 1, male, b. AR.

1870 Federal Census taken 7/27/1870, for Independence Co., AR, Oil Trough Post Office:
George W. Bumpass, head, age 37, b. MS;
Martha S. Bumpass, wife, age 33, b. GA;
Sarah J. Bumpass, dau., age 16, b. AR;
Nancy Bumpass, dau., age 15, b. AR;
Charlott Bumpass, dau., age 13, b. AR;
William Bumpass, son, age 11, b. AR;
John Bumpass, son, age 6, b. AR;
Franklin Bumpass, son, age 3, b. IL;
Mary Bumpass, dau., age 3/12, b. AR.

1880 Federal Census taken 6/14/1880, for Independence Co., AR, Christian township:
George W. Bumpass, male, age 47, b. MS;
William Bumpass, son, age 21, b. AR;
John Bumpass, son, age 17, b. AR;
Franklin Bumpass, son, age 13, b. IL;
Mollie Bumpass, dau., age 10, b. AR;
Mattie Bumpass, dau., age 8, b. AR;
Alice Bumpass, dau., age 6, b. AR;
Ida Bumpass, dau., age 4, b. AR;
Cassius M. Flinn, son-in-law, age 27, b. TN; Nancy Flinn, dau., age 25, b. AR; Edward Flinn, G-son, age 3, b. AR; Martha Flinn, G-dau., age 1, b. AR; Martha R. Duck, housekeeper, age 24, b. GA; Laurence Noles, Mex., male, age 22, b. AR.


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  • Created by: D. Bagwell
  • Added: 20 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63175429
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Bumpas (15 Mar 1833–21 Apr 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63175429, ; Maintained by D. Bagwell (contributor 46902643) Unknown.